Receiver, Speaker, Output Transducer, or Driver?

Which is it? Take your pick? This is a question that has been asked of me many times over the years. Is the component that converts the hearing aid amplified signal back to an acoustic signal properly called a receiver, speaker, loudspeaker, output transducer, driver, or even other names (Figure 1)? Or, can each of…

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Hearing Aid Technology Evolution

Evolution of Hearing Aid Technology and Techniques – A Ride Through History   Factors that Drive Hearing Aid Development Starting with the first hearing aids developed, and continuing today, three factors have driven hearing aid technology and development.  These three factors, in their historical ranking, are: Cosmetics Technology leading to miniaturization, and Packaging Cosmetics Patients…

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